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R&D tax credits are an invaluable financial aid that can provide a lifeline for those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but is often overlooked by those operating in fields where their eligibility is not quite so obvious. Companies can avoid missing out on potential returns or over-claiming by seeking professional advice.

Picture of  calculator and paper accompanying the Company Connecting article"The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice"

A Company Connecting one minute video which takes a look at the various factors that companies should consider when looking for help with technology.

An Image from the Company Connecting Define Search Match service accompanying the article: How do you take the risk out of  finding the right IT partners?

Are you as agile as you think you are?

In the third article from our guest author, Dave Kelly of 2i Testing, Dave takes a look at the meaning of......... Agile. 

The term' Agile' is frequently used for managing projects and developing software - but are companies truly agile?

Dave looks at what it means to be agile. Are...

Our guest author this week, Dave Kelly of 2i Testing, looks at what it means to be agile. Are you really as agile as you think you are?

So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. 

Image of laptop and process accompanying the article So, you think you’re agile?  It always surprises us the number of companies that claim they’re ‘agile’ when the facts suggest otherwise. They claim to be agile without fully achieving the benefits. Its not even clear if their implementation of agile is understood and has all the foundations in place.

Spotlight on Edinburgh: Big Data For Humans

Continuing our Edinburgh theme with Big Data For Humans, a software as a service software provide geared globally towards retail and travel.

Career Advice for Industrial Cyber Security

Cevn Vibert has spent 25 years working in specialities across the field of Cyber Security, from advisory boards, industrial cyber security, emergency management and situational awareness, to critical infrastructure protection.

Company Connecting spoke to Cevn to see what insights he could...

Cevn Vibert has spent 25 years working in specialities across the field of Cyber Security, from advisory boards, industrial cyber security, emergency management and situational awareness, to critical infrastructure protection. Company Connecting spoke to Cevn to see what insights he could provide for both those already working in Cyber Security and those considering a role in the field.

Career Advice for Industrial Cyber Security Cevn Vibert for Company Connecting

Keilidh Ewan, Marketing Manager for the Root-5 Group is today’s subject in our student and graduate series. Keilidh graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2013 with a degree in Commercial PhotographyShe tells her story of moving seamlessly into Digital Marketing because of her flexible attitude and positive approach to new challenges.

Photographo of Keilidh Ewan of TRACS and Tracker Environmental software accompanying her article on becoming a Marketing Manager

We interviewed Finn Grimwood to get an idea of  what's happeinng with IT in Cambridge and the Silicon Fen area.

Silicon Fen is the area around Cambridge which has a cluster of high tech businesses. In our accompanying infographic which we will publish later this week we provide insights into the 521 IT companies we have on our database in the ‘Silicon Fen’ area. ARM is one of the massive success stories from the Cambridge area having created IP which 60% of the people in the world  come into contact with on a daily basis.

Image of SIlicon Fen to accompany the Company Connecting Article from Silicon Fen

Anarkik3D is a Company Connecting member, and we featured its CEO Ann Marie Shillito in our Nutshell series last year. Ann Marie is an artist and jeweler. With her team she has developed Anarkik3D Design which exploits 3D virtual touch (haptics) to make 3D design more spontaneous. She has also set up Anarkik Creations to sell unique 3D printed jewellery. 

A photo of some of Anerkik Creations unique 3D printed jewellery accompanying the article Anarkik Creations is raising £20,000 via Crowdfunding